Donna Ifould

Broome, Western Australia

Aboriginal linguist

Donna Ifould is the only Indigenous linguist from the West Kimberley region of Australia. Her goal is to research and repair the Indigenous Dreamtime tracks and myths – the first time this has been undertaken by an Aboriginal linguist. Donna’s AMP Tomorrow Fund grant is helping her to pay for research costs associated with her thesis: “I am so passionate about what I’m doing. Aboriginal languages and culture are the oldest in the world but are dying at a faster rate than any other. The world is an amazing place because of linguistic and cultural diversity and I have made a commitment to keep it alive.